Books I Read In 2021
I’m not the best at sitting still… but I could lay around all day and read. Between travel, my injury, and covid, I read more than ever last year than ever before. I absolutely loved the majority of these books and wanted to share my list (not ranked). I added comments and names of those who shared some of these with me- thanks to y’all!
Organized in the order I read them:
Love story about two students that go to UT.
McConaughey’s book. I started with the audiobook and then read it. Highly recommend both. Recommended by my mom.
3.The Great Alone
Beautiful historical fiction novel about Alaska in the 1970s.
4.Make Your Bed
An extended version of Admiral McRaven’s UT commencement speaker. He shares ten principles from navy seal training.
5. Reason for God
This book covers the most common doubts about Christianity and emphasizes the inclusivity of faith. Recommended by Jordan.
6.Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Historical fiction book based on a true story of an Italian teenager during WW2. Recommended by my dad.
7. 12 Rules for Life
Life advice & interesting theories from psychologist Jordan Peterson. Recommended by Jordan.
8. The Choice
Incredible Holocaust survivor story and beautiful biography with important lessons on psychology.
9. Screwtape Letters
Thought-provoking book on religious satire. Recommended by Jordan.
10. The Library Book
The author tells the story of the 1986 LA library fire while sharing the history and significance of libraries. One of my absolute favorites.
11. Purpose, Meaning, and Passion
Harvard Business Review book on simple ways to find or increase purpose, meaning, and passion in everyday life and work.
12. Into the Wild
Wild, chilling story about a hitchhiker in Alaska. Recommended by Cole Kocurek.
13. In 5 Years
Page-turning love story about a girl in NYC.
14. Man Search for Meaning
Inspiring holocaust survivor story by Victor Frank, focused on finding meaning in suffering.
15. Start-Up Nation
Favorite business book of the year. Inspiring stories and history of the success of the economy, politics, and history in Israel. Recommended by Shauna Swerland.
16. The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue
Beautiful historical fiction novel that I wish I read slower. Recommended by Sydney Srnka.
17. Malibu Rising
Page-turning novel by one of my favorite authors.